Hard Drive Question

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by r3dhawk, Aug 26, 2010.

  1. r3dhawk macrumors member

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    I was just curious if you could take apart an external drive and use it as an internal?
     
  2. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    depends.

    is it really old? It might be an IDE drive which won't fit in any of the Macbook Pros.

    Is it a western digital my passport essential? It might have one of these funky sata to USB bridges affixed to the board.

    [​IMG] (from http://arstechnica.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=81794)
     
  3. r3dhawk thread starter macrumors member

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  4. thecarrot macrumors member

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    yeah mang i dunno dont think itll work im sorry :(
     
  5. Giuly macrumors 68040

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    Take it apart, if it's a regular SATA drive, it'll fit. Else, reassemble it.
     
  6. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    nah. Too much of a gamble. Whilst the 1TB might be rare enough to forge these modifications, the five year warranty is nothing to sneeze at. Crack that open and it's all gone since you'll probably have to snap something.
     

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